The impact of product development on the lifecycle of defects

Authors Rudolf Ramler
Title The impact of product development on the lifecycle of defects
Booktitle Proceedings of the 2008 International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, International Workshop on Defects in Large Software Systems
Type in proceedings
Publisher ACM
Department PQE
ISBN 978-1-60558-050-0
Month July
Year 2008
Pages 21-25
SCCH ID# 821
Abstract

This paper investigates the defects of a large embedded software development project over a period of about two years. It describes how software development and product development are organized in parallel branches. By mapping the defects reported on product development branches to the releases on the main line of software development, the paper shows the impact of the product development strategy on the defect lifecycle in software development.